Two militants killed, third captured in Poonch gunfight

Jammu, December 13

Two militants were killed and a third captured after a gunfight with security forces in the upper reaches of Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch, officials said on Sunday.

The gunfight broke out after police launched a search operation in the higher reaches of Surankote in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said.

Police assisted by the Army personnel launched a joint cordon-and-search operation in remote Chattapani-Dugran village after getting information about the presence of three suspected militants, the officials said.

They said the hiding militants opened fire on the search teams in an attempt to break the cordon.

The security forces retaliated to neutralise the militants, the officials said, adding further details are awaited. —PTI


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